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P&P NewsBits: Rosamund Pike covers Vanity Fair, Gone Girl wins People's Choice Awards for Favorite Thriller Movie, Keira Knightley on W Magazine cover, Penelope Wilton returns to West End in Taken at Midnight, and more!

Some new movies, casting, release dates, and filming news info. featuring some P&P actors here that I thought I'd post them all in the same post...

Here's today's quick news round up of TV and film news (including casting calls, a film synopsis, trailersrelease datesfestival newsetc.) of the following P&P (2005) actors:
Rosamund Pike, Keira Knightley, , and Jena Malone), all in one post!

First up...


(in random order...)

Rosamund Pike, Star of Gone Girl, Graces Vanity Fair's February Cover
(via Vanity Fair | Photographs by Mario Testino)
Rosamund Pike tells Vanity Fair contributing editor Sam Kashner that filming Gone Girl was the most grueling experience she has ever had on set. "I spent more time in front of the camera on that film than in my entire career to date, because he's shooting five to six hours of footage a day, and over a hundred days shooting that mounts up," Pike tells Kashner. They shot the scene in which Pike slits the throat of Neil Patrick Harris, who plays her savior/captor, Desi Collings, 36 times; the set had to be remade for each take. "Think of the 36 showers they had to take, to wash the fake blood off," Kashner writes.
"I told them to rehearse it for three days," Fincher tells Kashner, "as we're pumping five gallons of blood out of Desi's throat." They choreographed it for a week, then filmed it with 36 sheets, 450 gallons of blood, and 36 pairs of underpants on hand.
The Medusa reared its head on a recent visit to a shop in London's Soho to buy some imported ham. "I went into this lovely Spanish shop," she tells Kashner, "and the girl said, 'Has anyone ever told you you look just like the girl in Gone Girl?,' and I said, 'Well, that's me.' And then she just looked at me with this deepest look of suspicion. And I said, 'I'm pregnant, so I look a bit different, and I'm English.' And she's like, 'But why are you here?' And I said, 'Well, I'm from here.' And it was like, 'You should not be buying cold cuts in a restaurant in Soho!'" Kashner writes, "Once you're 50 feet tall and in the public's imagination, it's as if you've become an alien being. The public doesn't want you to be real." Read more here!
The February issue of Vanity Fair will be available in New York and Los Angeles, as well as on the iPhone, iPad, Kindle, and other devices, on January 8. The magazine will be on national newsstands and available in an audio edition January 13.

Read more: the full issue is available January 13 in the digital editions and on national newsstands. Subscribe now for access.

Watch the VF photoshoot and BTS video of Rosamund below...


Speaking of Rosamund and Gone Girl, more nominations (and winnings) for RP and the movie had been announced recently and in the last few days in the following...

Rosamund Pike
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards nominees
International Award for Best Lead Actress
Rosamund Pike – GONE GIRL

Online Film Critics Awards (WINNER):
Utah Film Critics Association
Best Lead Performance, Female: Rosamund Pike, GONE GIRL
Austin Film Critics Awards 2014
Best Actress: Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Detroit Film Critics Society 
Best Actress Winner: Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Phoenix Film Critics Society
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE - Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl"
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards
Best Actress - Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
St. Louis Film Critics Awards
Best Actress: Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl”)
Online Film Critics Society
Best Actress: Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl
Florida Film Critics Circle Awards
Best Actress - Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Nevada Film Critics Society
Best Actress: Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
North Texas Film Critics Awards
Actress: Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards
Best Actress – Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

Top TV/Film Award Nominations:
Golden Globe Awards - Best Actress
Critics Choice Movie Awards - Best Actress

See an updated list of Pikemania: Rosamund Pike's Best Actress Nominations and Accolades for her outstanding performance in Gone Girl

Gone Girl
Costume Design Guild Nominations
Excellence in Contemporary Film
Gone Girl – Trish Summerville
Writers Guild Announce Nominations
Adapted Screenplay
Gone Girl, Screenplay by Gillian Flynn; Based on her novel; 20th Century Fox
Producers Guild Announce Nominees
Gone Girl (20th Century Fox)
Producer: Ceán Chaffin, p.g.a.
Art Directors Guild Announce Nominees
Contemporary Film
GONE GIRL
Production Designer: DONALD GRAHAM BURT
American Cinema Editors announce nominees
Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic)
Gone Girl
Kirk Baxter, ACE
Casting Society of America (CSA) Nominees
Big Budget Drama
Gone Girl - Laray Mayfield, Annie Hamilton (Location Casting)

The People's Choice Awards 2015 is on tonight...
Gone Girl is nominated for Favorite Thriller Movie and Favorite Dramatic Actor (Ben Affleck).

Just saw on TV not long ago that...Gone Girl won for Favorite Thriller Movie and that the award was randomly handed in to Ben Affleck right after his Humanitarian Award acceptance speech just as he was going off backstage (with his Batman v Superman co-star and presenter Amy Adams), which surprises him, lol...
(source: Getty Images | zimbio.com)

Favorite Thriller Movie

Annabelle
Dracula Untold
The Equalizer
Winner: Gone Girl
The Purge: Anarchy






See a list of awards and nominations for both Rosamund Pike and Gone Girl!

Gone Girl Coming to DVD and Blu-ray January 13th, 2015!

Via DVD Active...

Title: Gone Girl
Released: 13th January 2015 
Further Details:

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is releasing David Fincher's Gone Girl, based on Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel, early next year. The press release cites that the following are 'Blu-ray extras,' then mentions nothing about DVD extras, so I don't actually know if the DVD will be barebones or not:
  • Audio Commentary by David Fincher
  • An exclusive new Amazing Amy story: Tattle Tale  – A 36-page children’s book that is only available with the purchase of the

    Gone Girl
    On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Related Gone Girl articles
In other Rosamund Pike movie news...
Fox’s romance film, “The Mountain Between Us,” starring Rosamund Pike and Charlie Hunnam, is set for Feb. 10, 2017.
Read more via Shockya.com: 20th Century Fox 2016/2017 Movie Schedule

Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch in W's Best Performances February 2015 Movie Issue Covers (via W Magazine‎ | Photographs by Tim Walker)

Also, Keira and The Imitation Game has been getting numerous award nominations  recently in the following...

Keira Knightley (*winner)
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards nominees
International Award for Best Supporting Actress
Keira Knightley – THE IMITATION GAME
Hollywood Film Award for Best Supporting Actress*
Palm Springs International Film Festival - Best Ensemble Cast*
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress*
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Imitation Game
Costume Design Guild Nominations
Excellence in Period Film
The Imitation Game – Sammy Sheldon Differ
Writers Guild Announce Nominations
Adapted Screenplay
The Imitation Game, Written by Graham Moore; Based on the book Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges; The Weinstein Company
The ASC Announces Cinematography Nominees
Óscar Faura for The Imitation Game
Producers Guild Announce Nominees
The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Company)
Producers: Nora Grossman, p.g.a., Ido Ostrowsky, p.g.a., Teddy Schw
Art Directors Guild Announce Nominees
Period Film
THE IMITATION GAME
Production Designer: MARIA DJURKOVIC
American Cinema Editors announce nominees
Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic)
The Imitation Game
William Goldenberg, ACE

See a full list of awards and nominations received by Keira Knightley and TIG here!

 Jena Malone on 'Inherent Vice,' 'Batman v Superman,' and Her 'Punk'd' Legacy (EXCLUSIVE)
(via Moviefone)

You showed up very briefly in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1." Is it safe to say you'll be a bigger part of the finale?
There's a lot more to the books. "Part 1" was just part one of the full book. There's a lot more for all of the characters. It's the final chapter, so it's going to be crazy.

Are you sad to see that end?
It is and it isn't. It's nice to see that we've created something so beautiful together but it's more about missing those friendships and being a part of that family.

There have been rumors that you are in talks to join another sizable franchise for a director you've worked with before, as part of Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." Can you say anything?
Ummmm... no.
Read full Jena Malone Moviefone Interview here.

Penelope Wilton returns to West End as lead in Taken At Midnight
Downton Abbey star Penelope Wilton will return to the West End for the first time in five years when the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Taken At Midnight transfers to the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2015.

The debut play by Mark Hayhurst, in which Wilton plays the mother of German lawyer Hans Litten who put Hitler on the witness stand in pre-war Nazi Germany, runs at the Haymarket from 15 January until 14 March.
Maternal love is put centre stage in Hayhurst's drama as Litten’s mother confronts the Nazis who have imprisoned her son, putting herself at huge risk.

Wilton, last seen on the West End stage starring opposite Jude Law in Hamlet, is joined in the production by Martin Hutson, Allan Corduner, Pip Donaghy, John Light, Mike Grady, David Yelland, Marc Antolin, Christopher Hogben and Dermot McLaughlin.

Taken At Midnight
Penelope Wilton originates the role of Irmgard, the mother of celebrated lawyer Hans Litten who puts Hitler on the witness stand in 1930s Germany with devastating consequences. The unquestionable love of a mother for her son is at the heart of this compelling new play. Fearless and indomitable she confronts his captors at enormous personal risk to fight for his release against the seemingly impossible might of the Nazi regime. Taken at Midnight will be the first new play to open in the West End in 2015 and runs for only 8 weeks.
  • Haymarket, Theatre Royal
  • Age Suitability: All
  • Genre: Play
  • previews from: 15.01.2015
  • opening night:
  • box Office: 020 7930 8800
Watch a video interview of Penelope Wilton below...

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